I just finished making these great pillow shams for a client. She had found this bedding on sale greatly reduced the only problem was all the store had left were quilts, no shams. So she picked up two quilts; one went on the bed and the second one was used to make cornice boards and shams. My client has a king size bed; if you use king size pillows on your king sized bed you only need two shams where if you used standard pillows it would require three. A king size pillow averages 20" x 36". We wanted the sham to have a flange that measured about 2" around. So I cut two 22" x 38" top panels from the quilt. I know the math doesn't add up. If I had added 4" to the top measurement of 36") and 4" to the side measurement of 22" you would end up with a flat no life pillow sham. By cutting it a bit smaller it forces the pillow to fill the entire sham making the pillow appear more full. I also cut four back panels that measured 22" x 23" this allowed me to have some over lap on the back helping to keep the pillow securely hidden. I finished off the one side by bending it back and stitching along the edge. This will give the back a clean finished open edge to insert your pillow.To finish the shames I created a sandwich of sorts layering all my pieces just as they would look if they were on the pillows. I pinned the back panels closed so they wouldn't shift while i was sewing. At this point I began to bind the outer edge in a fun lime green fabric. I feel it gave the shams just the pop of color that was needed. After they were bound I ran a seam around the inside about 2" from the finished edge. this created the flange. Hope you find this helpful. Feel free to link up your new bedding creations.